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Friday, March 25, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Julian

Rita A. and Frank J. Julian celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on New Year's Eve.

They were married on Dec. 31, 1960 at St. Bartholomew Church in Brockton by the Rev. Felix Fink.

Mrs. Julian is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Marcolla of Mary-D.

Her husband is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Julian of Palo Alto, Pa.

The couple have three sons: Andrew and his wife Kathy of Florida, Frank of Allentown, and Joseph and his wife Beth of Lake Hauto.

They have three grandsons and one granddaughter.

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Hazleton Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet on April 6 at 6 p.m. at Faith United Church of Christ, off the Airport Beltway behind the Toyota dealership, Hazleton.

Guest speaker will be Robert Echenberg, M.D., OB/GYN, and pain management specialist.

Meetings are open to people with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or any chronic illness. Friends and family members are also welcome.

For information or directions, call Carol at (570) 788-7363 or Debbie at (570) 454-2821.

For more information visit the website at: orgsites.com/pa/hfsg.

Friday, March 25, 2011
Samuel Jacob Spang

A son, Samuel Jacob Spang, was born on Dec. 31, 2010 at St. Luke's Allentown Campus to Sean and Jodie Gigliotti Spang of Jim Thorpe.

He weighed 7 pounds and measured 21 inches long.

The new baby was welcomed home by his older siblings, Gunnar, 11, and Nolan, 9.

Maternal grandparents are Robert and Deborah Gigliotti of Summit Hill.

Paternal grandparents are Thomas and Patricia Spang of Center Valley, Pa.

Maternal great-grandmother is Rita Gigliotti of Nesquehoning.

Friday, March 25, 2011
Eric D. Adams and Emily L. Graham

The engagement of Emily Louise Graham of Pine Grove to Eric David Adams, also of Pine Grove, has been announced by the couple.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Scott and Stephanie Graham of Pine Grove. She is a 2001 graduate of Pine Grove Area High School and a 2005 graduate of Millersville University.

She is employed by StoneRidge Retirement Living in Myerstown, Pa.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Edward and the late Phyllis Adams of Chattanooga, Tenn. and formerly of Tamaqua.

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Panther Valley Class of 1971 will meet April 6, at 6 p.m., at the Coaldale Rod and Gun Club, Lehigh Street, Coaldale.

All class members are welcome to attend and help plan the 40-year anniversary reunion.

Friday, March 25, 2011
Michael Calnon and KristenHendricks Eckman

Kristen Hendricks Eckman, Lehighton, and Michael Calnon, Williamstown, Pa., have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of David (Jack) and Cheryl Hendricks of Nesquehoning.

She is a 1993 graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School and is currently a student at L.C.C.C. She is employed by Blue Mountain Health System in Palmerton.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Lehighton Area High School Class of 1976 will hold a reunion meeting at Sapore's Restaurant at 6 p.m. on April 12.

Any class members interested in participating in planning the reunion, please call Pat at (610) 377-4526 or RaeAnn at (610) 377-5607.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lori D. Stahura and Charles W. Bridgen, 276 E. High St., Coaldale.

Tamara L. Rogers and Matthew T. Tirpak, 25 E. Ruddle St., Coaldale.

Shannon M. Lally and Jason E. Walasavage, 114 W. Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City.

Thursday, March 24, 2011
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO The Harry Packer Mansion will be the setting for the fourth annual Carbon County SWAN luncheon on Saturday.

On Saturday, March 26, the fourth annual Carbon County Support Women Artists Now Day (SWAN) luncheon will be held at the Harry Packer Mansion in Jim Thorpe from 12:30-4 p.m.

SWAN Day is an international event that celebrates women artists with talent in any art form, including the performing arts.

The idea for SWAN Day grew out of collaboration between Women Arts and Chicago's Women in the Audiences Supporting Women Artists Now (WITASWAN), which is an informal alliance of women who are using their power as consumers to increase opportunities for women artists.

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Heather N. Hoxter and Kyle L. Spotts

The engagement of Heather Noelle Hoxter, Lancaster, to Kyle Louis Spotts, also of Lancaster, has been announced by his parents, Allen and Gwen Spotts Jr. of Tamaqua.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Joe and Wendy Mastripolito of Glenmoore, Pa. A graduate of Kutztown University, she is employed by the School District of Lancaster.

The prospective bridegroom earned his bachelor's degree at Kutztown University and his master's degree at East Stroudsburg University. He is employed by Kutztown University.

A wedding date is set for June 25 of this year.